I know they sell backpack things already stocked with everything you could ever need for a picnic and more, but one, I think those things are a bit tacky, and two, they are definitely a bit of an overkill. I don't know about you, but I have NEVER needed champagne glasses on a picnic.
Apparently, this reference of "a bit tacky" really upset one of the readers, who left the following comment:
I'm not voting for the picnic basket because, while it's cute and creative your write up was super offensive. I love my picnic backpack and when my husband and I dated we loved to go and sip wine on our picnics so the plastic wine glasses were fun on a picnic level. You should be more careful about how you write and think about who your audience might be when you say things. You could have easily made your point without putting anyone down.
Emily was gracious enough not to go for the jugular in her response:
...I'm sorry if my post offended you. If you knew me, you would know the last thing I would ever want to do is offend someone else or hurt their feelings. You are right, I should have just said that those types of backpack bags are not my thing and left it at that. It sounds like you and your husband had a great time using them. Again, sorry. I am posting this anonymously to try and respect the anonymity of the voting and the competition.
Not good enough for the Cranky Commentor:
Thanks to the creator of the bag for your follow up comment. I know you didn't intend to offend so I made my comment to point out how it came across to someone who has fond memories of picnic dates with a backpack and having someone associate the word "tacky" with it. I have a feeling you got some sympathy votes since people thought I was lashing out at you, which I WAS NOT. I know in writing it is hard to establish tone, my comment was not an attack, just saying how I felt effected my vote. Your project is very cute and creative, I am looking forward to checking out your other projects when your identity is announced this week!
Several other comments expressed support for Emily, but after anonymous left her follow-up comment, it was just too much for one of them and she got the last word:
You clearly have a few issues. You became offended by such a slight comment that it was pretty ridiculous. AND THEN, after being apologized to, you write a snarky "I have a feeling you got some sympathy votes since people thought I was lashing out at you". That comment is so passive-agressive and petty. I have a feeling you are a person who thrives on drama. Let it go and you will be a lot happier and a lot less easily offended.
When one finds oneself in a hole, the best thing to do is TO STOP DIGGING!
Sometimes while we try to get one foot out of our mouth, we end up putting the other one in as well. Cranky Commentor needs to just stop. speaking. Stop Speaking! She also needs to realize that she is not the center of the universe and that she should not filter everything she sees and hears through her "it's all about me" perspective.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. I know I've been MIA for a week or so and have been painting pretty much the ENTIRE time but I cannot wrap my head around this one. So Mrs. Anonymous is being a meanie cause our cute crafter slightly slammed plastic wine glasses in a tacky picnic bag? Guuuurl. See we are blessed with this weird thing, you may have never heard of it but its called an OPINION. Personally I dont use toilet paper cause I think its a crime against mother nature. Chew on that.
Actually I do use toilet paper, which reminds me I need to go to the store.